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The boy reporter's journey from cartoon panel to big screen is complete. Adam Dudding goes behind the scenes at Weta Workshop to find out how they did it.
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For Dr Who fans everywhere ....
At this time of year when I hear folks singing Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer and children are waiting for Santa Claus, it prompts me to pause and consider one of the most successful transmedia franchises in history.
In keeping with the festive spirit ...
Tags: Transmedia Storytelling, Xmas
How Santa's ninth reindeer made his on-screen debut.In 1939, Robert L. May conceived of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in a poem, published in a booklet by iconic department store Montgomery Ward. But “Santa’s 9th Reindeer” didn’t become etched into the nation’s collective imagination until May’s brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, adapted Rudolph into a song in 1949. (What makes the story all the more curious and poetic is that Marks was Jewish, yet he created some of the most popular Christmas songs we know today.)
On the 24th of December every year children around the world put out milk and cookies in the hopes of luring a magic fat man into their home who will leave presents behind before sneaking into the house next door. How did such an odd tradition begin?
ATLANTA — There is one hot item this holiday season that won't be resting under the Christmas tree. It will be on a shelf – watching you.
Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when their operations center goes live on Christmas Eve.
Reading holiday themed storybook apps, just like their print counterparts, can be a wonderful tradition.
I don’t believe in lying to my kids about Santa. Early on, my husband and I had a discussion about Santa and what we’d tell our kids...
Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist NORAD to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Gangnam Style!
The Holidays have changed...there's a lot more hashtagging, for one...
You know Dasher and Dancer and the rest of the gang. But do you recall, the most "Perfect Christmas Crowd-Bringer" of all?
What travels at 10 million miles per hour to 900 million destinations – in one night?
[A Charlie Brown Christmas] "has been a Christmas tradition every year since on TV and one of the first ‘transmedia’ book apps that I have really fallen in love with..."
An everyday location. A sudden burst of inappropriate activity. Bemused spectators pointing and capturing the scene on their cellphones. Some of those same bemused spectators turning into performers. You know the drill.
Users searching for 'let it snow' greeted by cascade of snowflakes in their browser...
[I love Christmas ... it's like being in one giant immersive stortelling experience ... and, it comes with real-world presents LOL]
Santa Claus is awfully busy this time of year, but it doesn't mean he doesn't have enough time to robocall the person of your choice, free. He's also ready to listen to his voicemail.
The app captures the nostalgia of the 1965 television special, while still adding a modern and inventive twist on the children’s book app.